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Two years down

I went in today for the all day event which is a PET/CT and waiting on the results.  This time it finally came back with the all clear (NED).  Since all the others have needed some sort of follow up … Continue reading

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One year down, the rest of my life to go

Well this past weekend marked the one year anniversary of the completion of my radiation treatment. Earlier this month I had a new CT scan that as usual showed up “something” but after close inspection by the doctor revealed no … Continue reading

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New results are in…

Well, the second scan has been done and the results are in. As usual there was something “suspicious” on the scan but a physical inspection by my ENT revealed nothing to worry about. They claim that it could be interference … Continue reading

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Good news!

Well my ENT Dr didn’t care for the results of the PET/CT from May, so he ordered a new scan.  I went in and did a new scan on July 7th and heard back from the doctor last night.  The … Continue reading

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The end or an era

Well we got word today that I’m scheduled this Friday morning to have the port removed.  That truly will feel like the end I think.  The exercise is starting off sluggish as expected, but I’m actually able to accomplish my … Continue reading

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Back in the saddle. . .

Well after waiting so long for the results and not being totally satisfied when they did come I lost some of my mental fortitude.  However, I bounced back quickly and Friday Laurie was kind enough to pull the “PEG” feeding … Continue reading

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Down to 2 radiations left…

I only have 2 radiations left and I hated to wait until Monday to do the last one, so I negotiated with the doctor today and he worked it where I could finish on Saturday.  They don’t normally do Saturday … Continue reading

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3 weeks down. . . 4 more to go

With 3 weeks completed the rash got pretty bad, but with some extra medications it is more or less under control at this point.  It doesn’t look very good, but at the same time it doesn’t appear to be getting … Continue reading

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Things worsen quickly

Just when it seems like this whole radiation/chemo thing may not be too horrible it takes a turn for the worse at the end of week 2.  The rash came in full force over the weekend and in just the … Continue reading

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1 week down . . . 6 to go

Well the first week hasn’t been so bad.  There are very little side effects so far.  My taste buds are going south, but I don’t know if it is from the radiation or the chemo.  I’m still eating pretty well … Continue reading

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